I did :P
I spent what I saved, by upgrading to a 1kW Corsair PSU, 7-7-7-20 RAM instead of the 8-8-8-24.
And upgraded the motherboard to Asus P6T Deluxe instead of P6T standard, for more USBs
Are we allowed to bump? ;)
Thanks for the message but it has been discussed to not get the Black version and go with Standard :)
Maybe you misread or something :P
and at the mo the price is about £1,559, all at the same place, but I need to check prices etc
A couple of you may have seen my other post about a new system, thus I am selling my old system. Anyone care to value it? ;)
I have a figure in mind which I think would be ok. A mate is selling his system which has slightly lower specs and its reaching £370 on eBay at the mo.
MSI P6T SLI v2 motherboard
3GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz processor
Thermaltake 650W PSU
8800GT graphics card
BT 802.11 b/g wireless card
750 GB HDD 5400rpm, (500GB and a 250GB)
All in one CPU water cooling.
Antec 900 case with all fan slots filled. (120mm x 5 (2 front, 1 internal, 1 side, 1 rear) 200mm top fan)
Lightscribe compatible DVD R/RW drive
Front CPU/system/HDD temperature sensor
Sorry if thats a bit vague, I'm writing this at work ;)
All the cooling gives it good ability to overclock.
I was edging towards the 950, but thanks.
The motherboards I was comparing were the Asus P6T and the P6T Deluxe V2....... about £60 between them, much visable differnece apart from the numbers listed on both specs pages.
And the face the stock has, 12 USB and 8 sata, whereas the deluxe has 14 USB and 6 sata.
Got round to finalising the specs,
2x XFX GeForce GTX 260 576Mhz Standard 896MB XFX 850W PSU Antec 1200 case Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX DDR3 A L / P6TD DELUXE CoolIT Domino A.L.C CPU Water Cooling System With LCD Corsair Memory 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 7-7-7-20 DHX+ Pioneer 22x DVD-RW/RAM labelflash Blk SATA kit
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200RPM S300 16MB
Cheers for all the help I recieved.
Thanks for all of your replies and help.
After reading through it all and taking note, I have decided on a shift around using your help :)
2x XFX GeForce GTX 260 576Mhz Standard 896MB
XFX 850W PSU
Antec 1200 case
(due to your comments, have now decided on 6GB Corsair RAM)
Either the Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz, or the Intel Nehalem i7 940 2.93GHz, (your comments appreciated/much difference for the same(ish) price?, also thanks for saving me like £300)
Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX A L (considering upgrading to a deluxe with money saved from CPU?)
And finally, cooling, it seemed I overlooked the size of the Zalman and it would not fit the socket.
And lastly, if you have any extra time. I've done a few checks and overlooks but anyone fancy checking whether everything would fit the motherboard, taking into account the XFX cards are pretty massive.
Many thanks again.
Firstly, sorry for wrong section.
I do plan to overclock, not massively but a fair bit. Reckon I should have mentioned that :/
I'll take a look at a few better PSUs, thanks for your sugessstions on makes.
EDIT: Took a look at a few others and some reviews but came across this;
Seems to be a lot of hype about it, they've taken their skills at producing motherboards and graphics cards and made a heafty ol' PSU. I reckon I'll stick with it for the time being.
Is there much difference between the XFX and the MSI GTX260 Core 216, in terms of clock/ cooling or stability.
Been looking into a new gaming PC to support 4 monitors (for photoshop and website layouts). I've cobbled together some parts to build it myself but as I work full time I don't have that much time to look at reviews/prices and other options.
If you could review and/or upgrade and swap bits in and out of my current configuration, it would be much appretiated. My current budget is about £1600 and this is what I have so far.
- Intel Core i7-975 EX 3.33GHz LGA1366
- Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX A L
- Corsair Memory Corsair 3GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL8
- XFX GeForce GTX 260 680Mhz 896MB PCI-Express DVI Black Edition (x2)
- XFX 850W Black Edition Single Rail Modular Power Supply
- Antec Black Twelve Hundred Tower Case ATX no PSU
- Zalman Heatpipe CPU cooler with quiet 110mm blue LED fan
- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s 32MB
Which took me to £1606.80, will be taking other bits from old system such as network card, and another hard drvie etc. Just using this as a base.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is just the base and the budget for it, I have all 4 monitors already.